Investment firm Highlander Partners, L.P. sold SensoryEffects to Balchem Corporation of New Hampton, NY, for $567 million.

Sabinsa Corp. of East Windsor, NJ, now has four new patents, bringing its total to 91. The newest patents include an Australian patent for the processing technique behind Ocufors; a New Zealand patent for a unique formulation of Saberry, Cococin and PeptiSelene/PeptiSelect; a Taiwan patent for Polysal and its ability to modulate the expression of the pro-inflammatory cytokines network; and a Eurasian patent for a dermal papilla protective formulation blending ingredients Saberry and Cococin.

Novel Ingredient Services of West Caldwell, NJ, has met the requirements of ISO 9001:2008 for the supply and processing of botanical and nutraceutical raw materials. The company opened a second manufacturing facility that triples its blending capabilities and more than doubles granulation, roller compaction and high-shear granulation capacity. The 40,000-ft2 facility is located in East Hanover, NJ.

Published in WholeFoods Magazine, July 2014